Chris Puplava's Blog

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Financial Sense® Advisors, Inc.
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Chris graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He joined Financial Sense® Wealth Management in 2005 and is currently pursuing the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst. His professional designations include FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law Exam. He contributes articles to Financial Sense as well as occasional interviews and updates on Financial Sense Newshour. Chris enjoys the outdoors.

Watch for Signs of European Flight to Safety Spilling Over to U.S. Shores

By Chris Puplava – It seems as though every year we have a scare in Europe and, if it’s not Greece, then it’s another member of the infamous “PIGS” countries (Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain). This year, Italy is in the spotlight...

And Then There Were None

By Chris Puplava – Over the last year, we have progressively seen global equity markets undergo significant declines from their highs while U.S. markets have remained resilient. This is likely due to the tax stimulus passed last year as well as record corporate...

Credit Default Swaps Show Liquidity Risks Remain

By Chris Puplava – Deutsche Bank credit default swaps (insurance against default risk) are moving back up today. Unicredit (Italian Bank) CDS moving back up after a 2-3 day respite while the stock price remains weak. At the same time, there has been NO rally...

We Are About to See Who’s Swimming Naked

By Chris Puplava – Buffett is full of pithy quotes. One of my favorites is, “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” In the realm of investing, the tide of liquidity (or the amount of money (or the amount of money circulating...

Trump Giveth and Trump Taketh Away

By Chris Puplava – The markets rallied strongly over the last year on President Trump’s tax reform and now the markets have, more recently, been selling off due to tariffs. As investors are coming to learn, when it comes to the stock market, Trump giveth and...

Game Plan for Late-Cycle Investing

By Chris Puplava – There are several strategies to help one navigate increasing market risk in the latter phase of the business cycle and we will touch on two of them, with risk management being the most important. As stock valuations become elevated and...

Using Recent Bubbles to Estimate a Bottom in Bitcoin

By Chris Puplava – Silver peaked April 25, 2011 and then placed a major bottom on December 29th of that same year—178 days later. The Shanghai Index peaked on June 12, 2015 and bottomed on January 27th of 2016—162 days later. Overlapping the two...

Records Were Made to Be Broken

By Chris Puplava – Given the current trajectory and strength of leading economic indicators it appears that the U.S. economy may survive 2018 without the risk of slipping into a recession, raising the possibility of this cycle becoming the longest on record...

Curb Your Enthusiasm! Why It's Time to Reset Expectations

By Chris Puplava – We currently face a situation in which both the near-term outlook (1-3 years using ISM and Consumer Confidence data) and the long-term outlook (based on valuations) look dismal for the stock market. This clearly argues...

Gold and Yen at Key Inflection Points; Watch for Possible Breakdown

By Chris Puplava – Moves in the Japanese yen have been a reliable indicator for gold due to the effects of the yen carry trade. Given ultra-low interest rates in Japan, its currency has been the funding currency for global speculators who borrow in cheap yen...

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